tipsy cherries (made with fresh cherries)

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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

My daughter use to work at a fruit and vegetable stand which was absolutely wonderful. I always had a beautiful supply of fresh ingredients all summer long. One year, I got tired of pitting cherries and I found this recipe. It's been a family favorite since... the adult family members, that is! =) Enjoy as is, in mixed drinks, teas, fruit juices or over ice cream. My recipe using jarred maraschino cherries will follow in the comments section. So easy and delicious!

★★★★★ 1
serves Many
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tipsy cherries (made with fresh cherries)

  • 4
    cups washed, fresh cherries unpitted
  • 1/2
    cup sugar
  • brandy, whiskey, bourbon, vodka or rum

How To Make tipsy cherries (made with fresh cherries)

  • 1
    Fill quart canning jar with cherries. Add sugar. Fill with liquor and seal securely with lid and band.
  • 2
    Shake every couple of hours until sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    Store in a cool, dry spot for at least a month. Tip the jar upside down and back again occasionally. You can eat them at any time, but the longer they sit, the better they get.
  • 4
    Makes a beautiful gift tied with a pretty ribbon and gift tag, especially when you have been invited to a party or as a hostess gift.